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Faulty software blamed for slow election in Johnson County


August 26, 2018

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Officials say faulty software caused a 12-hour delay in tabulating Johnson County's election night results in the August primaries.

Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker said Monday the problem is fixed and he is confident it won't happen again in November.

The Kansas City Star reports Election Systems & Software, the county's election vendor, has rewritten part of the code that caused the delay. Company CEO and president Tom Burt says initial test of the new code were successful. The new software must be certified for use before the general election.


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